The Line HouseModern Exterior, Kansas City

The steep site on which this residence is located dictated the use of a retaining wall to create a level grade. This retaining wall, or “the line”, became the driving element behind the parti of the home and serves to organize the program for the clients. The rituals of daily life fall into place along the line which is expressed as sandblasted exposed concrete and modular block. Three aspects of a house were seperated in this project: Thinking, Living, & Doing. ‘Thinking’ is done in the library, the main house is for ‘living’, and ‘doing’ is in the shop. While each space is separated by walls and windows they are nonetheless connected by “the line”.

Sustainability is married in equal parts to the concept of The Line House. The residence is located along an east/west axis to maximize the benefits of daylighting and solar heat gain. Operable windows maximize natural cross ventilation and reduce the need for air conditioning. Photo Credit: Michael Robinson

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Bryan R. Phillips, AIA wrote:Dec 23, 2013
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      John Hill added this to 11 Fences to Match a Modern MoodJul 22, 2012

      Last is this fence that is strongly connected to the exterior design of the house. Rough-faced blocks are used in both the fence and the house's columns. Wood slats cap the fence and define the entry's gable end. They combine to give the entrance and the approach a solid cohesion.

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      johnjr1954 added this to Baxter houseAug 6, 2019

      Nice looking fence structure on top of wall

      Shinn Construction added this to Recycled Concrete Garden WallsMay 7, 2019

      Broken concrete can be used in a formal setting with straight lines.

      Carol Maher added this to 1708 Shoreland Fence, Wall, Gate ProjectJul 11, 2018

      panels above solid for air and light, textural

      Ian added this to 2018-MMMay 17, 2018

      4" height split face concrete block

      Layle Nelson added this to Layle's ideasApr 29, 2018

      Mix of solid masonry lighter wood

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